13 Things About Your Yard That Say You’re Catholic


1.   The statue of Mary.  Required by canon law.

mary statue


















2.  Toys…lots of toys…new toys, old toys, big toys, little toys, inside toys, outside toys, broken toys, and…seriously, where did all these toys come from?













3.   The St. Francis bird bath – a classic.  Do they use Dove shampoo?  Just asking.

St. Francis














4.  The Saint Lawrence decal on your grill.  Because, well, you know.













5.   The patch of bare dirt where you buried St. Joseph.  Upside down, just like the housing market.














6.   “20 + C + M + B + 13″ written above the door of the kids’ playhouse.
















7.   The outdoor Nativity scene.  Aaaaand stop!  Don’t you dare think about Christmas again until December!














8.   The lawn that looks just a little shaggier than your neighbor’s, because between one kid’s play practice, another kid’s swimming lesson, another kid’s soccer practice, another kid’s ballet lesson, and another kid’s doctor appointment…ain’t nobody got time for that.

long grass















9.   The Pope Innocent III action figure in the sandbox.  Defending the Church against heretics, barbarians, and Skeletor.

Innocent III action figure














10.   Two dogs named Sixtus and Cornelius.















11.  Saint trading cards scattered across the lawn.  The St. Stephen rookie card is priceless.

trading card

















12.   Sidewalk chalk written on the driveway: “Jimmy is consubstantial with a fat head jerk face.”















13.   And of course…KIDS!!!

















Categories:Culture Humor New Evangelization

  • Sandy

    Sam-Only if you and your kids are lucky!

  • Sam

    So if I am Muslim, does that mean I turn into a catholic when my children play in the yard?

    • s


  • Pam

    How blessed we are to be Catholic!

  • Tabitha

    Love this! :)

  • Veronica

    In Hispanic neighborhoods…there’s Our Lady of Guadalupe statues…with silk flower arrangements, twinkling lights and rosaries around her neck. Oh…and the usual “face of Jesus/Mary/Saint” in the bark of the tree.

  • Don

    You forgot to mention – Christmas lights stay up until Epiphany

    • tiffany

      WAY AFTER the epiphany in my case…



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